Tom Cruise will celebrate the U.S. premiere of M:i:III on May 3 at the Tribeca Film Festival with a full day of screenings and events throughout Manhattan as part of "Mission: NYC". Bringing the film and Cruise directly to fans and filmgoers, "Mission: NYC" kicks off with Cruise appearing live on TRL in Times Square and culminates nearly six hours later with the U.S. premiere of the film at the Festival.

Cruise's mission - "should he choose to accept it" - will begin at 3:30 pm at MTV's "TRL" studios in Times Square. Traveling by motorcycle, speedboat, taxicab, helicopter, sports car, and subway, Cruise will crisscross the island, making his way to premieres in Tribeca and Harlem before heading to the U.S. premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre (141 West 54th St.), hosted in conjunction with the Tribeca Film Festival.

"We're thrilled that Tom Cruise is bringing M:i:III to the Tribeca Film Festival and New York City," said Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Robert De Niro.

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"Having the support of Tom Cruise and Paramount is a gift to us and the community," said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of the Festival. "We are delighted to host Director J.J. Abrams, Tom and the cast as we celebrate our own mission impossible--the fifth Tribeca Film Festival in only four years."

"We're thrilled to be bringing M:i:III to the Tribeca Film Festival as a part of 'Mission: NYC,'" said Paula Wagner, producer of the film. "Tom has always enjoyed finding new ways to connect with the fans and we're both excited to be sharing the movie with them on this incredible stage."

The Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 25 - May 7, 2006 and was founded in 2002 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff as a response to the attacks on the World Trade Center. Now entering its fifth year, the Festival's mission is to promote New York City as the world's independent film capital and to foster the economic and cultural revitalization of Lower Manhattan through an annual celebration of film, music, and culture.

M:i:III, the third installment in the successful Mission: Impossible series, will feature Tom Cruise reprising his role as Special Agent Ethan Hunt.

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